DESCRIPTIONThe dbcat tool provides a simple means to feed dbfsd with audio data. Both programs are part of the DBMix project, a digital audio mixing system. dbcat takes input data from its standard input only, and is therefore usually used in a pipe with some other sound generating program.
- Input data comprises of PCM-coded 8bit unsigned samples. (Default: 16bit signed samples.)
- -c n
- Connect to channel n of dbfsd. (Default: first channel available.)
- Print out debug messages to console. (Default: debugging disabled.)
- Print summary of available options.
- Input data is a mono stream. (Default: interleaved stereo stream.)
- -r rate
- Input data is sampled at rate Hertz. (Default: 44100Hz.)
- Print version information. (Default: no version information.)
- Produce an endless stream of blank audio data (silence). Any input data is dropped. This mode provides a dummy source useful for testing and debugging. (Default: pass on input data.)
- mpg321 -s test.mp3 | dbcat
- Sends a 16bit/44.1kHz stereo audio stream decoded from test.mp3 off to dbfsd.
AUTHORThis manual page was written by Daniel Kobras <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). It is heavily based on DBMix's README file written by Robert Michael S Dean.